Raise a Tolkien Birthday Toast for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday

Tolkien's Birthday

2nd December 1955: British writer J R R Tolkien (1892 – 1973), enjoying a pipe in his study at Merton College, Oxford, where he is a Fellow. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty Images)

January 3rd marks J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. One of the most influential fantasy authors, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, and more. Tolkien’s birthday is not to be taken lightly. Especially, since it is his 125th birthday! You might be asking yourself how you can celebrate. Well after a bit of research, we have the answer.

We discovered that The Tolkien Society “encourages Tolkien fans from across the world to celebrate the Professor’s birthday with a simple toast-drinking ceremony.”

At 9 pm your local time, simply raise a glass and toast to the birthday of one of the most important authors of our time. The toast is simply:

The Professor!”

All you need to do is stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words “The Professor” before taking a sip (or swig, if that’s more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of your drink. The Tolkien Society is even asking people to tag their photos with the hashtag #TolkienBirthdayToast.

We’d love to see your photos so be sure to the Tolkien hashtag as well as #GeekEats. You can be sure our photo will be posted just after 9 pm!


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